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Modes of Spectating

Modes of Spectating investigates the questions posed by new artistic and technological mediums on the viewer experience. These new visual tools influence not only how spectators view, but also how what they view determines what artists create. Alison Oddey and Christine White analyze how gaming and televisual media and entertainment are used by young people, and the resulting psychological challenges of understanding how viewers navigate these virtual worlds and surroundings. This multidisciplinary approach brings together ideas and examples from gaming art, photography, sculpture, and performance; it will be a valuable text for scholars of both media and art.


188 pages | 33 halftones | 7 x 9 | © 2009

Culture Studies


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Table of Contents

Introduction: Visions Now: Life is a Screen
Alison Oddey and Christine White
 
Part One: Interactive Media and Youth Culture
 
Chapter 1  Altered States
Christine White
 
Chapter 2  A Quick Walk Through Uncanny Valley
Saint John Walker
 
Chapter 3  Spectatorship and Action Research Performance Models
Lizbeth Goodman, Esther MacCallum-Stewart and Vicki Munsell
 
Part Two: Imaginative Escape
 
Chapter 4  The Active Audience: The Network as a Performance Environment
Gregory Sporton
 
Chapter 5  The Audience in Second Life: Thoughts on the Virtual Spectator
Dan Zellner
 
Chapter 6  Cultural Use of Cyberspace: Paradigms of Digital Reality
Iryna Kuksa
 
Chapter 7  Observing the Interactive Movie Experience: The Artist’s Approach to Responsive Audience Interaction Design
Chris Hales
 
Part Three: Identity and the Self-conscious Spectator
 
Chapter 8  Interior Spectating: Viewing Inner Imagery in Psychotherapy
Valerie Thomas
 
Chapter 9  Tuning-in to Sound and Space: Hearing, Voicing and Walking
Alison Oddey
 
Chapter 10  Picturing Men: Performers and Spectators
Jeremy Mulvey
 
Chapter 11  Haptic Visuality: The Dissective View in Performance
Gianna Bouchard
 
Chapter 12  Touched by Human Hands: City and Performance
Roma Patel
 
Part Four: The Site of Spectating
 
Chapter 13  Dwellings in Image-spaces
Maiju Loukola
 
Chapter 14  Embodiment, Ambulation and Duration
Craig G. Staff
 
Chapter 15  Odd Anonymized Needs: Punchdrunk’s Masked Spectator
Gareth White
 
Chapter 16  Sites of Performance: The Wollstonecraft Live Experience!
Anna Birch
 
Selected Bibliography
Authors Biographies
Index

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